Tag Archives: dup

  1. The Goldblog guide to what to watch for on #election2019 night

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    December 12, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If, like me, you are staying up for election night, it might be useful to know what you are looking …
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  2. Is it time for Theresa May to call the DUP’s bluff on Brexit?

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    December 5, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 1968, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson warned the trade unions that if they didn’t accept his relatively modest changes …
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  3. The Conservative/DUP deal brings benefits that Northern Ireland needs

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    June 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As soon as the Conservative-DUP deal was announced yesterday morning the pre-prepared press statements were being fired off by all …
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  4. Why Theresa May had little choice but to deal with the DUP

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    June 12, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There’s been a lot of hot air expressed since the election about the Conservatives’ tie up with the Democratic Unionist …
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  5. #GE2017 chaos: What happens now?

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    June 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    This is the third hung Parliament since 1945. It is also the third failed call of a surprise snap election …
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  6. Change in popular votes but not seats in Northern Ireland?

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    May 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Northern Ireland have had their political earthquake already. The FPTP election system used in this General Election means there is …
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  7. Why the DUP manifesto may matter this time more than ever before

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    April 26, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just when you might have thought that every party from the countries outside England would make their manifesto a shopping …
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  8. Why it makes sense not to include the DUP in the TV Debates

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    February 4, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It is not hard to see validity in the DUP’s claims for a place in the Party leader debates in …
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  9. The development of a ‘Left-Wing bloc’ could spell curtains for Cameron

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    January 28, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It must be lonely being David Cameron these days. As the furore over the TV debates show, we are developing …
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  10. Northern Ireland 3 – Will DUP be the Kingmakers?

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    December 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It may be possible that a man who lost his seat at Westminster in 2010 could decide who will be …
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  11. Northern Ireland 2 – The most important constitutencies

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    December 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The best way to predict what will happen in Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies in the 2015 General election is to …
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  12. Northern Ireland 1 – why FPTP really doesn’t work there

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    December 29, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Given that the aims of an election system (how votes are translated into seats), include a range of opinions and …
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  13. The prospect of Labour winning has Conservatives starting to build up funds for a quick second election

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    December 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Some interesting gossip emanating from Conservative HQ is that they have started to solicit donations to fund a second election …
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